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Old 15th Mar 2021, 12:33
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
While I was reading this I nearly tripped over a personhole cover in the road.
Just a tip - leave out "cover" next time you say that!
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 13:19
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What about banning the use of "horsepower"?
After all, don't equine creatures have rights and feelings?
Isn't the correct metric unit the watt these days?
But that is species, sexual and racial discrimination, as the Watt is named after a white human male...…..So do Manchester need alternative words to replace Volts, Amps, Ohms, Siemens, Hertz, Gauss, Oersteads, Bels etc?
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 17:10
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To avoid being sexist, what to call mare, ewe, bitch, and ... cock ?
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 17:57
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HMS to become Their Majesties Ship?
TMS....Test Match Special?
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 02:08
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You have to call me "haku wahine macadamia"
You have a bit of Aussie in you Hok?
I note you refer to geckos as "guys"
I thought I was safe, in some places it can be used to denote either sex, though I don't think geckos subscribe to anything other than male or female, forgot about all the other sexual designations, will make a booking for a flogging ASAP.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 09:24
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
You have a bit of Aussie in you Hok?
Not that I'm aware. Mac nuts are a big thing where I am as well!

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Old 17th Mar 2021, 02:40
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Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia is what I was referring to Hok. Hawaii introduced the seeds in the 1880's and became the worlds largest producer, a position taken over by South Africa in 2010's.
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Old 17th Mar 2021, 02:56
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Buttery yet bland. Prefer Brazil nuts.
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Old 17th Mar 2021, 08:14
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Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia is what I was referring to Hok. Hawaii introduced the seeds in the 1880's and became the worlds largest producer, a position taken over by South Africa in 2010's.
Thanks! I don't know everything. Sorry!
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Old 17th Mar 2021, 13:14
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I liked that bit in "84 Charing Cross Road" when Helene Hanff receives a letter from the bookshop and remarks to her friends "I hope madam doesn't mean the same thing in England that it does here!"
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 08:33
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What can you say nowadays. World is truly Donald Ducked."In a tragic case, a man in Canada was jailed for referring to his biological female child as ‘daughter’. Robert Hoogland, a father of a teenage girl, has been jailed by a Canadian court for calling his biological female child his “daughter,” and referring to her with the pronouns “she” and “her.” Hoogland was found to be in contempt of court.

At the heart of Hoogland’s miseries is a gender non-conforming 14-year-old biological female who identifies as transgender and prefers the use of male pronouns. Hoogland repeatedly called the person as his daughter, even after court proscribed him from doing it."

https://www.opindia.com/2021/03/cana...d-as-daughter/
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 09:36
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As a bloke, for rather a long time, I am wondering what advantages I might get for self declaring as a woman.

Would my pension go up?

(I declare an interest. I did PG studies in Mcr.

With a subsid in Nurse studies)
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 18:40
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As far as I'm concerned, a chair is for sitting upon.....
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 19:04
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 20:18
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It started years ago though when we ceased buying a house and instead bought a property.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 08:31
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Given the thread drift I thought I'd continue it with this "cut and paste" from BBC News website Wales pages:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56490673

I've read through that article twice and I cannot see very much in what has been quoted from his blog that I would disagree with, I am sure many people would feel the same way. Nevertheless as a teacher he is apparently denied free speech and has been prevented from carrying out his job. So far as I can see he has not been a substandard teacher, hasn't molested or assaulted pupils, all he has done is pointed out what is wrong with the stupid American import of "high school proms", in particular the put pressure on less well off parents to spend money they can't afford, or borrow money they don't need to to ensure their son or daughter "looks the best" in something akin to a cattle market.


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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 09:39
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Assuming the report is correct, I can't say I'm at all surprised he's been disciplined. Whatever his opinion of 'proms' he's shown extremely poor judgement in publishing publicly his contempt and disdain for the school, his boss, the parents and the children he is supposed to be teaching and encouraging.
I'm pretty sure a commercial organisation in any other industry would not consider that sort of behaviour acceptable.
And comparing children at the school where he works to "Eastern European prostitutes' ? In what way is that appropriate?
Free speech and all that, fine. But that doesn't mean 'no consequences'.
(Incidentally, I am no big fan of school proms, I was quite happy with the end-of-year disco in the school hall when I was a kid, although I can't dance in any recognisable manner).


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